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NA-246: ECP authorizes DRO, RO to exercise power of a magistrate

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued instruction to the polling staff for NA-246 bye-elections, ARY News reported.

According to the notification issued by ECP, it has authorized the District Returning Officer (DRO) and Returning Officer (RO) to exercise the powers of the Magistrate First Class under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No, V of 1898) with immediate effect and until the consolidation and announcement of the official results of NA-246 bye-elections.

To read notification issued by ECP, CLICK HERE

Following are the instruction given by ECP,

  • RO will be assigned with the task to appoint unbiased polling staff.
  • Equipment required for electoral process will be collected from RO.
  • It is mandatory to fill every single form provided by ECP.
  • Polling equipment and report of vote count should be submitted to RO.

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